Choose Natural Personal Care Products to Green Your Family’s Routine

By Laurie Fanelli in in Natural Products

Over the years, there has been a movement toward prioritizing what goes into your body by raising awareness to the nutritional benefits of organic food. But what about the things that go onto your bodies?

Natural personal care products keep your family clean without using harsh ingredients. From natural body wash to natural kid’s deodorant, switching your toiletries to green products will give you confidence about what you apply to your family’s skin.

Why Natural Is Important

Natural ingredients can be just as effective at preventing odor and maintaining that clean feeling. Rather than synthetic ingredients, botanical hops and other plant and mineral derived ingredients are used! Did you know that hops can inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria, leaving you feeling fresh? It’s amazing what solutions can be found in nature.

Natural products are great options for anyone who prefers to avoid synthetic ingredients, but if you’re pregnant, dealing with illness, or looking for a product for young children, you may especially feel the need to switch.

Residual benefits to the world around you are also an important consideration. Many times, companies that produce natural personal care products also have mission statements around sustainability. With more natural products being sold each year, it’s easier than ever to spend your dollars on personal care items that are safe for both your family and the environment.

For Your Wellbeing

Do you ever wonder if the ingredients you use on a daily basis are good for your own health? A wealth of studies have been conducted regarding the safety of commonly used ingredients. One example is parabens, or chemical compounds used as preservatives in cosmetics and personal care products. Parabens are prevalent in a multitude of conventional products, so if you would prefer to avoid this ingredient, natural products are the way to go.

Sometimes it may be easier to research products, as opposed to specific ingredients. Luckily, the Environmental Working Group has an extensive list of ingredients to avoid based on product type. If you can’t find a product formula you feel is safe, you can always make your own! This recipe from DIY Natural uses raw honey and essential oils to create a homemade body wash.

When picking out shampoo and deodorants, you may want to avoid synthetic fragrances. Luckily, there are many natural fragrances available in nature that you can find in natural deodorant brands! Tom’s Wicked Cool Kids Deodorant is made with natural ingredients like lemongrass oil to naturally and effectively reduce body odor, and natural fragrance to give each variety a pleasing aroma.

Sustainably produced ingredients are key in natural personal care products

Help the Environment

If a personal care product is labeled as natural, that usually means it contains no artificial fragrances or preservatives. Some companies, like Tom’s of Maine, even go the extra mile to ensure the products are never tested on animals, and that their prodcution does not harm the environment. Sustainable packaging, ingredient sourcing practices, and certifications are all things you can look for information about on a company’s website. By purchasing natural personal care products, you’re not only helping to control which ingredients your family is exposed to, you’re also putting your dollars toward companies that share your values!

What ingredients do you look for in your personal hygiene products? What do you consider “only the best” for your family? Tweet your thoughts to @TomsofMaine and let us know!

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This article was brought to you by Tom’s of Maine. The views and opinions expressed by the author do not reflect the position of Tom’s of Maine.

Why It’s Good

Natural personal care products are made with quality ingredients derived from plants including aloe, hops, and citrus fruits to effectively cleanse without the use of harsh chemicals. Let your dollars speak for your family's health and the environment's well-being by switching to an all-natural beauty routine.